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We found 11 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 near Arlington Heights, IL.

Dr. Glenn Jordan Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
880 W Central Road; Suite 7200
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Glenn Schwartz practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Arlington Heights, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. The average patient rating for Dr. Schwartz is 4.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cauterizations, biopsy, and laryngoscopy. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Schwartz's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Laryngoscopy, Allergy Testing, Cauterizations, Biopsy

Dr. Andrew James Lerrick, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1400 East Golf Road; Suite 121
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Lerrick is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Des Plaines, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. He speaks French. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, minor surgery, and snoring. Dr. Lerrick is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Lerrick obtained his medical school training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Hearing Test, Sinus Surgery, Ear Problems, Minor Surgery, Snoring, Surgical Procedures, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Allan A Ho, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
880 W Central Road; Suite 7200
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Allan Ho specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is a graduate of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ho trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Ho has indicated that his clinical interests include allergy testing. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Allergy Testing

Dr. Lon J Petchenik, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
880 W Central Road; Suite 7200
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Lon Petchenik's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Petchenik include cauterizations, nasal endoscopy, and biopsy. Dr. Petchenik has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Petchenik attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His residency was performed at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. He has received professional recognition including the following: US News Top Doctor. Dr. Petchenik is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Hearing Test, Nasal Endoscopy, Laryngoscopy, Allergy Testing, Cauterizations, Biopsy

Dr. Maria Latev Wittkopf, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Other
880 W Central Road; Suite 7200
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Maria Wittkopf's area of specialization is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Wittkopf is especially interested in allergy testing. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for residency. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Allergy Testing

Dr. Kirk R Clark, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
880 W Central Road; Suite 7200
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Kirk Clark's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). The average patient rating for Dr. Clark is 4.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in nose cauterization, biopsy, and allergy testing. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Clark completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Allergy Testing, Nose Cauterization, Biopsy

Dr. Lawrence O Martin, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1430 N. Arlington Heights Road; Suite 214
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Lawrence Martin works as a facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist. His clinical interests include facial problems, blepharoplasty, and chin surgery. Dr. Martin is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Before completing his residency at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver, Dr. Martin attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Rhinoplasty, Chin Surgery, Otoplasty, Facelift, Forehead Lift, Reconstructive Surgery, Skin Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marci Jill Neidich, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
880 W Central Road; Suite 7200
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Marci Neidich specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Neidich attended Rush Medical College for medical school. Her areas of expertise include the following: cauterizations, nasal endoscopy, and biopsy. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Nasal Endoscopy, Allergy Testing, Cauterizations, Biopsy, Flexible Laryngoscopy

Dr. Robert L Deitch, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
1000 Grand Canyon Parkway; Suite 301
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Robert Deitch's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Deitch has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: hearing aids, facial surgery, and sinuplasty. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Deitch is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and Rush Medical College and a graduate of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary's residency program.

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Clinical interests: Sinus Problems, Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Restylane, Hearing Aids, Facial Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. George Smyrniotis, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
880 W Central Road; Suite 7200
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. George Smyrniotis' medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Smyrniotis include cauterizations, nasal endoscopy, and biopsy. Dr. Smyrniotis's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Hearing Test, Nasal Endoscopy, Laryngoscopy, Allergy Testing, Cauterizations, Biopsy

Dr. Bruce Glenn Grossman, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
1000 Grand Canyon Parkway; Suite 301
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Bruce Grossman sees patients in Hoffman Estates, IL. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include the following: hearing aids, facial surgery, and sinuplasty. Patient ratings for Dr. Grossman average 2.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Grossman takes. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Grossman is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Sinus Problems, Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Restylane, Hearing Aids, Facial Surgery, ... (Read more)

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What is Head and Neck Surgery?

Head and neck surgery is a subspecialty that provides advanced surgical care for the head, face, neck, and throat. Most head and neck surgeons begin their careers as otolaryngologists (ENTs) or plastic surgeons, but becoming certified as a head and neck surgeon requires additional training.

A surgeon who treats the head and neck has very specific considerations to take into account when operating. The delicate structures of the head and neck control our senses, our speech, our ability to chew and swallow food, and even our ability to breathe. A head and neck surgeon has to be careful to preserve the many functions of the head and neck when performing an operation. Also, when operating on or around the face, extreme care must be taken to leave as few scars as possible, since the face is a critical part of identity and social interaction. It all adds up to a tricky job.

Some of the issues a head and neck surgeon might treat include:
  • Cancer
  • Trauma to the face or neck
  • Thyroid disorders requiring surgery
  • Sinus surgery
  • Tonsillectomies / adenoidectomies
  • Cleft palate repair
  • Disorders of the larynx (voice box)

Cancers, especially of the esophagus, mouth, lips, and skin around the face or throat, are one of the most common issues requiring head or neck surgery. Most often, head and neck cancers are related to tobacco use. Chewing tobacco in particular affects the lips and mouth. Other risk factors for head and neck cancers include alcohol use and sun exposure.

Often after surgery, but particularly after the removal of a tumor, head and neck surgeons will perform reconstructive surgery, including microvascular surgery to connect or replace skin tissue. The goal is to restore not only a patient’s function but also their appearance in this critical area of the body, improving self-esteem.